Saturday, July 29, 2017

Poetry and faith …

… Tate Unmodern by James Matthew Wilson | Articles | First Things. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Only in the few poems written in the years before and just after his conversion does Tate’s voice take a new turn. Rather than rue the incapacity for belief, these poems plead for mercy. “Seasons of the Soul” is Tate’s most ambitious poem and depicts the cyclical, endless necessity of material history before proposing an escape made possible only through the intercession of a Dantesque (and Eliotic) “mother of silences,” into the life of Christian humility and faith.

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